Wargrave Festival: 7th to 25th June 2017

Ticket Day: Saturday 22 April 2017

Join us at Wargrave Festival in what is by far the biggest community festival for miles and miles around.

You will find something for everyone of any age to make the partying truly all inclusive. The committee is enthusiastic and they, as well as the contributing village organisations, have been working very hard to make this one a corker.

It has been said many times before: the festival is for the people of Wargrave, by the people of Wargrave. Let’s have fun!

The Festival, which was inspired by the Vicar, the late Revd John Ratings, was first held in the summer of 1975 and has been held every other year since. From relatively modest beginnings, it has become the most wide ranging Wargrave social drawing together the whole village community in two weeks of non stop activities, to which almost all organisations play their parts. It makes an invaluable contribution to the cementing of Wargrave’s esprit de corps.

Our handy schedule guide

Wargrave Festival

Tickets on sale from Ticket Day: Saturday 22 April 2017

Tickets for all events will be on sale at Ticket Day on Saturday 22 April to be held at the Scout Hut, Recreation Road from 9.00am to 12.00 noon. Tickets are sold on a strictly “first come, first served” basis.

Some events sell out very quickly so you may need to arrive early to be sure of the tickets you want. Other events may be limited to a set number of tickets per person. This information is shown in the programme. The best approach is to complete your booking form in advance and bring it with you on Ticket Day with your cheque book or cash. You will only need to make one payment for all your tickets when you have collected them all. A few events may still have tickets available after Saturday 22 April and you can buy these direct by contacting the organiser of the event.

We hope you will be able to buy the tickets you want and enjoy the Festival.


The Festival Raffle is organised by the Festival Committee and tickets will be on sale from mid-April and throughout the Festival at a price of £1.00 each. The draw will take place at the Wargrave Variety Show on Saturday 24 June. There are some seriously good prizes on offer, and lots of them, so your chances of winning are probably much higher than you might think.

Please support the raffle as all proceeds go towards the cost of staging this Festival and those in future years.

For more information please contact:

Cath Forsaith 
0118 940 1895

This is the list of all the raffle winners. Winners will be contacted following the draw on Saturday 24 June.

The Committee are very grateful for the support from all the sponsors of our raffle.

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Shakespeare on the Green – The Merchant of Venice

7th, 8th, 9th and 10th June
7.15pm bar opens, 8pm performance
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
Wednesday and Thursday: £16.00, Concessions £14.00

Friday: £18.00

Saturday: £16.00, Concessions £14.00

Book online at www.wargravetheatre.co.uk or TicketSource 08448 700 087
Joe and Joy Haynes
0118 940 3962 or 07860 633111

A Spoonful of Sugar

Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th June 2017

Thursday and Friday 5.00pm
Saturday 2.00pm and 4.00pm
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
Adults £4.50, Children £3.00

Jane Jordan
0118 940 3973

Folk Night

Saturday 10 June, 7.30pm
Woodclyffe Hall
£17.50 includes hot supper, there will be a licensed bar

Wargrave 10K and fun run

Sunday 11 June
9.15am start – Junior Fun Run
10.00am start – 10K
Wargrave Recreation Ground
£5.00 – Junior Fun Run
£15.00 – 10K
Contact Mandy Doward 0118 9940 4977

Fun on the River

Sunday 11 June
1.00pm – 5.00pm
Wargrave Boating Club
Carlton Barnard 07540 221917

Historic Wargrave Walk

Sunday 11 June
2.30pm – 4.30pm
Meet on Mill Green, near the War Memorial
£2.00, accompanied children free
Peter Delaney 0118 940 3121

Brass on the Grass

Sunday 11 June
6.00pm – 9.30pm
Wargrave Court Gardens, Mill Green, Wargrave RG10 8EU
Adults: £10.00, Children: £3.00
Verna Houghton 0118 940 2833 verna@thehoughtons.net

A Voyage up the River

Monday 12 June
2.30pm for 3.00pm departure
MV Waterman, board at Bushnells Boatyard, Watermans Way, Wargrave
£22.50 per person (adults only)
Caroline Hopkinson 07714 244223

Classical Evening

Monday 12 June
7.30pm – 10pm
St Mary’s Church, Mill Green
£100 VIP sponsors (inc. dinner), £35 (£17.50), £25 (£12.50), £20

(£10) (aged under 16 and under half price)
Andy Ferguson

Acoustic Music Night

Monday 12 June
Woodclyffe Hall
£12.00, no concessions
Kevin Southworth 07786 916182

Shooting Stars Tea Party

Tuesday 13 June
2.30pm – 4.30pm
Hennerton Golf Club
£5.00 per person
Ann Holland 0118 940 3582
Margaret Snell 0118 940 4246

Wargrave Play with Words

Tuesday 13 June
Woodclyffe Hall
£12.00 to include a complimentary glass of wine on arrival
Liz Deacon 07786 706241

Bridge Night

Wednesday 14 June
7.30pm, doors open at 7.00pm
Robert Piggott Junior School
£12.50 per person
Penny Hampton 0118 940 3080 or 0780 1952705
Carol Evans 0118 940 3311 or 0748 4886131

Quiz Night

Wednesday 14 June
7.30pm for 8.00pm start
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
£3.00 per person (max 6 people)
Cath Forsaith 07775 634460

Into Space and Beyond

Thursday 15 June
9.00am – 3.30pm
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
FREE for children of the Robert Piggott Infant and Junior School
Caroline Hopkinson 07714 244223

More about Antiques

Thursday 15 June
8.00pm – 10.00pm
Woodclyffe Hall
£10.00 to include a glass of wine
Peter Delaney 0118 940 3121

Barn Dance

Thursday 15 June, 8.00pm – 11.00pm
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
£20.00, to include a Ploughman’s supper

Great Wargrave Menu Competition

Thursday 15 June
The Bull Hotel, Church Street
£55.00 per person. This includes fizz to start with, a 4-course dinner, and accompanying wines with each course.
Maximum of two tickets per person.
Julian Griffiths 07831 313915

The Festival’s Festival

Friday 16 June, 7.30pm – midnight
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
£24.00 includes a welcome drink, Festival food and goodies

Mumberry Nature Reserve Open Day

Saturday 17 June
9.00am – 4.00pm
Mumbery Nature Reserve (pedestrian access via Harvest Place)
Ian Bradley 0118 940 6143 or 07818 543641

A Taste of Wargrave

Saturday 17 June
11.00am – 4.00pm
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
Lisa Taylor 07786 977068

Open Gardens

Saturday 17 June and Sunday 18 June


Gardens around Wargrave

£3.00 for one day

£5.00 for both days
Graham Jones 0118 940 6613 grahamdjones@mac.com
Peter Mayes 0118 940 2497 petermayes@thamesinternet.com

Dancing under the Stars

Saturday 17 June

7.30pm – 10.30pm
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
Adults £12.00, Children under 16 £5.00 (includes refreshments)
Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £30.00
Alex Sharp 07501 347767 dimps2001@hotmail.com
Caroline Meader 07818 045726 carolinemeader@btconnect.com

Wargrave Sprint Triathlon

Sunday 18 June

Registration opens: 6.00am
Swim Starts: 7.30am
Wargrave – around Mill Green
Individual Participants – £40.00
Team Relays – £55.00 per team
Clare Winters 07586 347246

Football Tournament

Sunday 18 June

9.30am Kick Off
Kings Field and Recreation Ground
£35.00 per team (minimum of 5 – maximum of 7 players)
Danny Malone 07767 202769

Fun Day

Sunday 18 June

11.00am – 3.00pm
Recreation Ground
Tickets for attractions available on the day
Bob Atkinson 0118 940 4094 or 07724 041061 bob@atkem.com

Tennis Open Day

Sunday 18 June

1.00pm – 4.00pm
Wargrave Tennis Club, Recreation Ground
Dave Smith 07748 807759

Village Golf Day

Monday 19 June

9.30am – 4.00pm
Hennerton Golf Club
Kevin Southworth 0118 940 1347 or 07786 916182

Wargrave Words for Children

Monday 19 June

10.00am – 12.00 noon
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
This is a school visit but you are welcome to bring your children.
Ros Fernley at Wargrave Library 0118 940 4656 or 07702 839760

Wellness Night

Monday 19 June

7.30pm – 10.30pm
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
Josie Fear 07712 147431 or josiefear@me.com

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Tuesday 20 June

12.30pm – 2.30pm
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
£2.00 per child if pre-booked, £2.50 per child on the day
Debra Hemani 07990 525902

The Comedy Club

Tuesday 20 June

7.00pm – 8.00pm, Happy Hour
7.30pm, Hog Roast
8.30pm, Show Starts
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
Nicola Andrews 07805 068715 or WFcomedyclub@gmail.com

Exotic Butterflies

Wednesday 21 June

9.30am – 11.30am
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
£5.00 per adult, children free
Camilla Cook 0118 940 694 or camillacook@btconnect.com

Galactic Gallop Race Night

Wednesday 21 June  7.30pm doors open, 8.00pm first race Festival Marquee, Mill Green £7.50 Includes a race card and a Galaxy Cocktail Bernice Burke 07775 593152 or bee_burke@hotmail.com Join us for a night of dressing up (optional, there will be a prize however),...

Flower Festival

Thursday 22, Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June

Thursday 22 June 6.00pm – 7.30pm (Prosecco Preview)
Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June 10.00am – 5.00pm
St Mary’s Church, Mill Green
£3.00 (accompanied children free)
£7.00 for Preview tickets (includes a glass of bubbly)
Sheila Williams 0118 940 3587 or jdavidwilliams@btinternet.com

Bingo Night

Thursday 22 June, 7.00pm – 10.30pm
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
£6.00 per book

Festival Ball

Friday 23 June 7.15pm for 7.45pm
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
£75.00 (includes all wines!)

Parade and Fete

Saturday 24 June

Parade Gathering: 12.30pm, Parade Departure: 1.15pm, Fete ends: 5.00pm
Parade starts in Highfield Park and ends at the Fete at Mill Green
Parade: Jeff Allsop 07421 326546 or jeff.allsop@outlook.com
Fete: Bernice Burke 07775 593152 or bee_burke@hotmail.com

Out of this World Ceramics

Saturday 24 June

2.00pm – 5.00pm
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
Elaine Fear 07867 801875 or elaine@fearsome.plus.com
Phil Miller 0118 940 3381 or ppsdkmill@aol.com

Wargrave Variety Show

Saturday 24 June
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
Keith Doward 0797 702168 or wargravevariety@gmail.com

End of Festival Service

Sunday 25 June

Festival Marquee, Mill Green
John Cook 0118 940 2202 johnrmcook@btconnect.com
The Parish Office 0118 940 2300 office@wargravechurch.co.uk

Family Barbecue

Sunday 25 June

11.45am for 12.00 noon
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
Salome Laschinger 0785 5795899 salome_laschinger@me.com
The Parish Office 0118 940 2300 office@wargravechurch.co.uk

The BBO Big Band Show

Sunday 25 June

7.00pm doors open, 8.00pm start
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
£12.50, no concessions
Michael Porter 0118 940 2410 michael@the-porters.org.uk